- Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) say they will withdraw their services in protest of their unpaid salaries
- Their strike means courts across the country will grind to a halt
Ghana’s Judicial Service Strike Over Unpaid Salaries
Staff of Ghana’s judicial service have declared an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries.
The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) announced the strike at a press conference in Accra on Thursday.
The President of the Association, Alex Nartey government has failed to address the concerns of the association, hence the decision to strike. “The move is to ensure that “the disregard for our plight will be brought to an end.”
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The staff of the judiciary are protesting the non-payment of what they call their consolidated salaries at the court premises.
"We thought that if government, was minded of listening to us, if government really had the third arm of government at heart, it would not have stayed for nine good months.
"We don’t think that government needed nine good months to get back to us and say I am forming a committee. We think that government has not been very fair to us. Thus the National Executive Council (NEC) of JUSSAG hereby directs the immediate withdrawal of services by all staff of the judicial service from 1st April, 2016,” Mr. Nartey said Thursday.
The judicial service workers in the last 11 months have embarked three strikes with the last being in May last year, where they laid down their tools to protest the non-payment of their allowances among others.